End Jim Crow Education in East Ramapo Schools
The East Ramapo School District in the Hudson Valley is a shocking example of 21st Century Jim Crow in New York.
Not too long ago, the district's thriving and diverse public schools were the envy of other districts across the state. But for the past decade, the white-majority school board has favored private education while hollowing out the public schools – and abandoning Black and Latinx youth. Even though the district is subject to state oversight, political leaders have failed to restore quality education to the public schools.
State leaders must take action to end Jim Crow education in our state.
TAKE ACTION: Tell state officials to fight systemic racism and stand up for East Ramapo's public school students.
Betty A. Rosa, Commissioner of Education
Board of Regents
Governor Kathy Hochul